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Taylor County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Taylor County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Seat Bedford
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

535 sq mi (1,386 km²)
534 sq mi (1,383 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.16%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

6,958
13/sq mi (5/km²)
Founded information needed

Taylor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 6,958. Its county seat is Bedford.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 535 square miles (1,385 km²), of which 534 square miles (1,383 km²) is land and 1 square mile (2 km²) (0.16%) is water.

A portion of Taylor County at one time was part of Missouri.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Taylor County was formed in 1847. It was named after General Zachary Taylor. [2]

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Taylor County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 18,784
1910 16,312 −13.2%
1920 15,514 −4.9%
1930 14,859 −4.2%
1940 14,258 −4.0%
1950 12,420 −12.9%
1960 10,288 −17.2%
1970 8,790 −14.6%
1980 8,353 −5.0%
1990 7,114 −14.8%
2000 6,958 −2.2%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,958 people, 2,824 households, and 1,911 families residing in the county. The population density was 13 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 3,199 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.71% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.14% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 3.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,824 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.30% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 23.40% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 22.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,297, and the median income for a family was $37,194. Males had a median income of $26,631 versus $19,162 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,082. About 8.50% of families and 12.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.10% of those under age 18 and 15.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links

Notes

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Taylor County
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°44′09″N 94°41′33″W / 40.73583°N 94.6925°W / 40.73583; -94.6925


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Taylor County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Taylor County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded information needed
Seat Bedford
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.16%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

6958

Taylor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 6,958. Its county seat is Bedford.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,385 km² (535 sq mi). 1,383 km² (534 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.16%) is water.

Taylor County at one time included what is now Nodaway County.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Taylor County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,958 people, 2,824 households, and 1,911 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (13/sq mi). There were 3,199 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.71% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.14% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 3.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,824 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.30% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 23.40% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 22.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,297, and the median income for a family was $37,194. Males had a median income of $26,631 versus $19,162 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,082. About 8.50% of families and 12.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.10% of those under age 18 and 15.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 40°44′09″N, 94°41′33″WLatitude: 40°44′9″N
Longitude: 94°41′33″W


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